2016 List of Independence Day Festivities in the Greater Rochester Area
Red Wings Game 7:05 Monday, July 4
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with the all-American game of baseball! Head over to Frontier Field for a Red Wings baseball game! It's a 7:05 p.m. game vs. Buffalo. Pre-Game Autograph Booth; Post-Game Fireworks & Launch-A-Ball. Post-game Fireworks presented by ESL Federal Credit Union. Click here for tickets: Buy them online before game day and SAVE!
Sterling Renaissance Festival opens July 2!
At Sterling Renaissance Festival, Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village. Dozens of artisans demonstrate their fine craftsmanship and sell their unique wares. Delicacies like steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, and more! Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-7pm, July 2nd through August 14th, 2016. Click here to purchase tickets online. Click here for directions.
Note: If you are marching in a parade, line-up is usually about 1/2 hour before the start of the parade.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Gates: Gates Independence Day Celebration Gates Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way. Join us as we celebrate Independence Day and the start of the summer. Enjoy time with your friends and neighbors at this fun-filled event with entertainment, games, and community booths along with a fantastic fireworks display! Our main stage will feature some great bands for all ages to enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come early for a good spot to view all the entertainment. A variety of food and beverages will be available for sale by local school, civic, and private organizations.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Penfield: Parade at 10am; PHS to Penfield Community Center; Featuring: Penfield Fire Company & Band, Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, Towpath Volunteers Fife & Drum, Downbeat Percussion, Hit Men Brass Band, and more! Harris Whalen Park, 5:00 - 10:00 pm. Great food and kids activities! Music: Black Rabbit and Dog House; FIREWORKS at 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Conesus Lake Ring of Fire: Every July 3, the residents of the lake participate in a tradition called the Ring of Fire, sponsored by the Conesus Lake Association. They light road flares all around the lake and shoot off fireworks. The festivities typically start at dusk, with approximately 10,000 flares lit by 10:00 PM. Visitors typically watch from Long Point Park on Rt 256 and Long Point Road.
Farmington: Please come out to the Town Park for the annual July 3rd Fireworks. Food, Friends, Music and Fireworks. Music will begin around 7 pm, with fireworks at dusk.
Irondequoit Fourth of July Festival
: Sunday, JULY 3 and Monday, July 4. IRONDEQUOIT TOWN HALL CAMPUS - 1280 TITUS AVE. Join us as we celebrate our country's independence with our annual Fourth of July Festival. Community booths, arts & crafts show, pioneer house, street dance & youth showcase, 10K and 2M fun run, parade, Declaraion of Independence reading, hot dog eating contest, fireworks and MORE!!
Independence Day Festival in Geneva
: 5:00-10:00pm carnival rides, live music, food and games at the American Legion Post 396, 1115 Lochland Road, Geneva. The cost is $5 for parking on site, $2 for parking off-site and walk-ins. 10:00pm Fireworks
Themed Kiddie Costume Parade, starts 10 a.m. (Sodus Point Fire Department on Bay Street)
7:00 P.M. Sunshine Auto Parade
9:30 P.M. Ring of Fire
10:00 P.M. Fire Works Display (Lake Front)
Monday July 4, 2016
Kiddie Parade: 7/4- 11:00 a.m. on Ellicott Avenue
Picnic in the Park: 7/4- 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City of Rochester
: Each year, Rochester celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday in style with a spectacular display of fireworks. Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Ave to Exchange. People gather at 7:30 p.m. to hear the Judah Sealy Band, followed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at 9 p.m. on the Main Street Bridge. The fireworks light up the skies at 10 p.m.
Main Street Bridge
, Rochester: RPO's Independence Day Concert at Main Street Bridge
9pm. A Rochester tradition! Celebrate Independence Day with the RPO's annual concert in downtown Rochester. Music Director Ward Stare leads a program of patriotic favorites, followed by the City's spectacular fireworks display. Ward Stare conducting.
Town of Henrietta’s 4th of July Celebration & Craft Sale
: Begin your day at the Henrietta Senior Center for the annual Craft and Garage Sale, 9am-2pm. Events will then continue at the Veteran's Memorial Park starting at 4pm with live bands, children's games, activities and food vendors. We will top the night off with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:40pm! (rain or shine!)
: 5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at Twelve Corners and Brighton High School 8 am; Meridian Centre Park festivities beginning at 2 pm including rides, food and entertainment featuring The Skycoasters, and fireworks display; 700 Meridian Centre Road.
Brockport Old fashioned 4th of July
: Come join in this community tradition! Children parade together on bikes, in strollers and in wagons. Decorate your wheels and celebrate! Musical entertainment, refreshments, house tours, and the children’s parade on the lawn of the Morgan-Manning House Lawn 10am-3pm; 151 Main Street, Brockport; 585-637-3645
: Celebration includes a parade, food vendors, and entertainment in Kershaw Park, concluding with fireworks in the evening. 9am Set up, 10am Parade
Chili annual Chil-E Festival
: 12 noon to 10pm. A daylong celebration, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display! Plenty of family friendly activities, including bounce houses, concerts, and displays of firetrucks. Parade at 5:00pm.
Fairport Firecracker 4 Race: begins at 8:00am Parade begins at 10:00am Party in the Park from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Genesee Country Village's Annual Independence Day Celebration
: The patriotic and spirited festivities that turned July 4 into America’s greatest national holiday still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the Town Hall. You won't want to miss this memorable moment as nearly 50 people from countries all over the world swear their allegiance to the flag. Ceremony begins at 11am.
Lima: Fireworks display. 9:45 p.m. July 4. Mark Tubbs Village Park, Ziegler Drive, off Route 15A, Lima
Friday July 8, 2016
Canandaigua/CMAC: Salute to America with the RPO
8:30 PM. Music Director Ward Stare leads the RPO's annual outdoor concert at SUNY Geneseo's Saratoga Field. Stay after the concert for fireworks!
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